The Wild Within: British Columbia, Canada


Published on Nov 4, 2014

British Columbia is the kingdom of abundance. Where glaciated mountains stand over an unruly Pacific. Rainforests wrap cities. Nature shapes culture. The wild breathing life back into the wild within. http://wildwithin.ca

BMW EYE CANDY!


BMW eye candy! Both of both worlds yet again…ADV and street!

S1000XR

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Type Water/oil-cooled 4-cylinder 4-stroke in-line engine, four valves per cylinder, two overhead camshafts
Bore x stroke 80 mm x 49.7 mm
Capacity 999 ccm
Rated output 118 kW (160 hp) at 11,000 rpm
Max. torque 112 Nm at 9,250 rpm
Compression ratio 12.0 : 1
Mixture control / engine management Electronic injection
Emission control closed-loop 3-way catalytic converters, with interference pipe
Performance / fuel consumption
Maximum speed over 200 km/h
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h 5.4 l
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h 5.8 l
Fuel type Super (premium) unleaded, octane number 95 – 98 (RON) (knock control; rated output at 98 RON)
Electrical system
Alternator 486 W
Battery 12 V / 8 Ah, maintenance-free
Power transmission
Clutch Multiplate clutch in oil bath, anti-hopping clutch, mechanically controlled
Gearbox Constant-mesh 6-speed gearbox, straight-toothed
Drive Chain 17/45
Chassis / brakes
Frame Aluminium composite bridge frame, partially self-supporting engine
Front wheel location / suspension Upside-down telescopic fork Ø 46 mm, compression and rebound stage adjustable
Rear wheel location / suspension Aluminium 2-sided swing arm, rebound damping adjustable
Suspension travel front / rear 150 mm / 140 mm
Wheelbase 1548 mm
Castor 117 mm
Steering head angle 64,5°
Wheels Cast aluminium wheels
Rim, front 3.50 x 17″
Rim, rear 6.00 x 17″
Tyres, front 120/70 ZR 17
Tyres, rear 190/55 ZR 17
Brake, front Twin disc brake, floating brake calipers, radial 4-piston fixed caliper, diameter 320 mm
Brake, rear Single disc brake, 2- piston floating caliper, diameter 265 mm
ABS BMW Motorrad Race ABS (part-integral), disengageable
Dimensions / weights
Length 2183 mm
Width (incl. mirrors) 940 mm
Height (excl. mirrors) 1408 mm
Seat height, unladen weight 840 mm
Inner leg curve, unladen weight 1.894 mm
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1) 228 kg
Dry weight
Permitted total weight 434 kg
Payload (with standard equipment) 206 kg
Usable tank volume 20 l
Reserve ca. 4 l

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Riding Clears the HEAD – Last Day of My Washington Fall Trip


November 1 2014 (In another post I will write a little review of the TCX Gore Tex Desert boot)

Total Mileage 883 KM’s.  (Oct 30 – Nov 1) Continue reading

Pouring Rain, EWS error code, Sun, More Rain & the Olyimpic Penisula


This what I woke up to leaving La Conner this morning.  It was an on again off again rainy day.  Some pooling on the roads and just bad drivers made for an interesting ride at times.

But before I took of from the Channel Lodge I had to take some pics of the reception area.  I love this little lodge.  Has a great cozy feel to it. Continue reading

Crossing the Border – Day trippin’ in Washington State


October 30th 2014

I made another last minute decision to take a 2 night ride across the border into Washington State.  First time I think I have had no dogs to care for and absolutely no other real responsibilities  at home.  This prompted me to get away yet again. So, off I left around 1430 on Thursday to head down to Washington.  Short back country ride to La Conner for the night.

Pouring rain, lot’s of wind and then everything calmed down as I pulled into La Conner.  Known for it’s tulip festival in the Spring. Continue reading

Long Live New York


The animated short film “Long Live New York”, directed by 2014 Oscar-winner Laurent Witz, aims to ignite a movement in New York. It aims to inspire New Yorkers to step-up to help other New Yorkers, and ultimately ensure New York stays strong.

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